Tops Celebrates Opening With Lansing Food Pantry Donation

Jul242015
Tops Gives Food Pantry DonationThe Lansing Tops Market donated a palate of groceries to the Lansing Food Pantry Wednesday as part of its ribbon cutting and Grand Reopening celebration.  The Lansing store is celebrating its first major redecoration since the store first opened.  Food Pantry Director Nancy Myers was at a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning to accept a palette of food to give to families in need.

"We were chosen to receive $500 worth of food," Myers says.  "They asked my what food I would prefer.  Staples at our food pantry include peanut butter,  and cereals, but also soups and spaghetti sauces, because children are home for the summer.  So we try to provide more of that because it's easier for them to prepare if their parents work."

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CDC Funds 90 Chrome Books For 4th Grade

Jul242015

CDC Funds 90 Chrome Books For 4th Grade

 

CDC CheckThe Corporate Development Committee (CDC) of Lansing presented $26,650 to purchase 90 Chromebooks to be presented to 4th graders next September.  CDC President Stephanie Perine, and CDC members Dan Ferguson and Margaret Shackell-Dowell presented an oversized check to the Board Of Education last week.  The computers will follow the students through future school years as well.  Superintendent Chris Pettograsso thanked CDC members for their gift.

"To have teachers who want to do something and not being able to allow them to do so because of funding is certainly disappointing as a superintendent," said Superintendent Chris Pettograsso.  "To have community groups like this help out is really great.  It's not just a one night event."

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Ithaca Rotary Presents Annual Scholarships

Jul242015

Ithaca Rotary Presents Annual Scholarships

 

Ithaca RotaryAs part of its mission to provide "Service Above Self" in the local community, the Rotary Club of Ithaca recently made three scholarship awards to local high school graduates:

James L. Gibbs Memorial Scholarship - $1,500
Recipient: April Carroll, Ithaca High School Class of 2015

James L. Gibbs was an active African-American community leader and volunteer in Ithaca. He served as president of the Ithaca Rotary Club in 1974, and the club established the James Gibbs Memorial Scholarship Fund in his memory in 1981. This award provides a tuition scholarship of $1,500 for one year to a member of the Ithaca High School senior class who plans to attend college. It is awarded each spring to a student who has demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment toward furthering interracial understanding, and for his or her leadership, initiative, academic achievement, and financial need in addition to involvement in civic, social, and school activities.

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NYSEG Offers Refrigerator Recycling Rebate

Jul242015

NYSEG Offers Refrigerator Recycling Rebate

 

fridge 120NYSEG's refrigerator and freezer recycling program offers the company's residential electricity customers a $50 check for recycling an old, working refrigerator or freezer. And the benefits don't stop there – getting rid of that energy hog can save up to $150 a year in electricity costs.

Refrigerators and freezers are dismantled and recycled by NYSEG's program partner, JACO Environmental. Materials from recycled refrigerators and freezers are used in paving and even to make new items such as cell phones and soda cans.

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UWTC Board Invests in Community Services

Jul242015

UWTC Board Invests in Community Services

 

unitedwayOn behalf of the donors of the 2015 United Way of Tompkins County (UWTC) Campaign, $1.1 million has been invested in essential services throughout the community. These designations through the Community Care Fund, donor designations, and the Hunger & Food Security Fund are helping people meet immediate, basic needs while empowering lasting change. To date, UWTC has awarded the 2015-2016 Community Care Fund awards and the Spring 2015 Hunger & Food Security Fund awards; additional awards and investments will be made throughout the year.

The 2015-2016 Community Care Fund (CCF) awards a total of $922,000 and support 95 education, income, and health programs at 41 local nonprofits. This funding will help children and youth succeed in school, work, and life; individuals and families improve their financial stability and self-sufficiency; and people of all ages will have improved physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

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Today's Green Minute

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Today's Green Minute

 

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Jim Parks is most widely known as the veteran host of HGTV's remodeling show, "New Spaces," which has been enjoyed by television audiences for over nine years.  Today's Green Minute was born as Jim was doing research for a magazine series. He discovered the wealth of innovation being generated in the green world and set out to write a weekly newspaper column. An audio podcast version soon followed, and now video.  One of the things The Lansing Star is proud of is that we are a green, electronic newspaper.  You don't even have to recycle the Star.  This feature offers more on how to make your world greener.  Every few weeks a new episode will be added so check back often.

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Pet of the Week

by Rochelle Davis

Eeyore Eeyore has been with us since the end of January. He was rescued from a hoarding situation, so living in a real home with humans was a whole new experience for him. He is a sweet, playful little guy that has lots of energy. He is frightened of strangers but improving, learning that most of the people who come around have treats for him. His housebreaking is almost complete, but he is still afraid of being on a leash, so his ideal home would have a fenced yard or be on a safe, rural property where he can accompany you without a leash. He likes dogs (the bigger the better!), confident cats and horses. Once he knows and trusts you, he loves belly rubs and sitting on the back of the couch to snuggle.  If you have a quiet home and the patience to help Eeyore learn about the world at his pace, contact his foster mom at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Lansing Trivia

The Lansing Bobcats were named in the 1950s when Linda Philip, now Linda Strauf who owns Linda's Diner, won a contest to rename the Lansing Trojans

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